Mussoorie, a hill resort also called the 'Queen of Hills' is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of 6000-6500 ft ASL. Mussoorie derives its name from a shrub 'Munsur' which grows wild and in abundance all over the Mussoorie hills.
Mussorie was established in the early 19th Century by the British and soon became a popular hill resort for the British as well as the royal families.
Present day Mussoorie is a popular and favorite hill resort of north India attracting a large number of tourists during the peak summer season which is May and June. It offers great opportunities for trekking, picnics, and sight seeing.
Mussoorie is also famous for a number of boarding schools some of which are over a 150 years old imparting quality schooling to students from all over the world.